December 4, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 29

Stories from the December 4, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Kip Lornell: A spurious argument for the courts

As the result of an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board in October 2004, GW’s part-time faculty voted to have Service Employees International Union Local 500 represent adjuncts in collective bargaining with the University. Following the election, GW’s administration challenged the vote’s validity and thus the outcome – charges that were found not […]

WEB UPDATE: Johns Hopkins provost to succeed Trachtenberg

Posted Monday, Dec. 4, 5:15 p.m. GW’s Board of Trustees unanimously confirmed Steven Knapp, a senior administrator at Johns Hopkins University, as the successor to University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. The trustees – who comprise the highest-governing body at GW – held a teleconference Friday to approve the top choice of the Presidential Search Committee, […]

Week of December 4th Slideshow

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Steven Blum: Help bump the slump

If you’re a sophomore at GW and you love your life, stop reading this. For the time being, I’m going to pretend you don’t exist. If you feel lost, disillusioned, diarrheic, etc., however, please know that you’re not alone. You’re probably experiencing what is commonly referred to as the “sophomore slump,” and it’s about time […]

Rapper Ludacris urges wider HIV testing

Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges urged students at George Washington University to “save some lives” by getting tested for HIV on World AIDS Day, Friday Dec. 1. The 29-year-old Grammy-winning rapper said the topic is of particular importance in the nation’s capital, where the rate of AIDS is the highest of any U.S. city. About 3 percent […]

The Pulse: Gauging GW’s reactions to today’s issues

As finals week quickly approaches, some students are already thinking about returning home for winter break. But what if that trip home came several days sooner? GW does not allow professors to give tests on the final day of class. Instead, they are expected to adhere to their allotted time during final exam week. The […]

American Anthropological Association condemns association with U.S. torture tactics

Anthropologists are united in their displeasure following the revelation that their research has been used by the US military to extract information from Arab detainees in Abu Ghraib and other military installations. In an article published in The New Yorker, Seymour Hersh unveiled that anthropological research on Arab culture had been exploited in an effort […]

Student Health Services offers free HIV tests

Student Health Services offered free HIV tests on Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon as part of events leading up to World AIDS Day Friday. World AIDS Day was created to spread awareness of the global HIV/AIDS crisis. Other events included a rally where students were arrested for protesting without a permit. Tests were held Friday […]

Trachtenberg leads regional Rhodes Scholars selection

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg led the District V (Mid-Atlantic Region) Rhodes Scholarship 2007 Selection Committee, which concluded last month. In his eighth year as part of the selection process, Trachtenberg managed a seven-person panel charged with selecting two Rhodes Scholarships to candidates from the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland or West Virginia. “It is […]